LESSONS WITH EISENSTEIN (1962)
by Vladimir Nizhny
Translated and edited by Ivor Montagu and Jay Leyda
Illustrated with photographs and drawings
Eisenstein the teacher did not lay down laws. He treated his students as equals and regarded their lessons as voyages of joint discovery. Vladimir Nizhny was one of Eisenstein's pupils at the State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. For this book, he selected from his own notes and the complete short-hand records of the director's classes the passages that represent graphically the essentials of what Eisenstein taught.
Hill and Wang, New York, 1962. Light markings. VG.